Babylon is all that is anti-Christ (pro self), anti-The Cross (pro the flesh), anti-The Will of God, His Kingdom that is to come.
They who love not The Truth, The Way and The Life led by Christ, His suffering and death on the cross being the will of The Father, understand not that God sent the world Him to shew an example of the way all men ought to live and walk on the earth.
An anti-Christ is known by his livelihood, not by his church attendance nor by the words (even of truth) that he proclaims.
The true gospel of Jesus Christ burns all flesh. Flesh cannot stand to know The True Jesus of Nazareth. Just as Satan cannot stand but flee when he is resisted, the flesh cannot handle The Truth – Christ, The Way The Truth and The Life. The spiritual man shall love and stand in the presence of The Truth (Christ).
Men desire to be righteous but they are anti-Christ who oppose Christ’s life – The way of The Cross, unjust suffering for righteousness sake in the will of The Father. Who is he that is anti-Christ but he that deny his cross and the calling to fellowship with Christ in His sufferings ? Was it not the Anti-Christ who spoke through Peter to Jesus that He should not suffer for the will of God ?
Are we following the voice that calls us to flee from the narrow and difficult path which is the will of God ?
21From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
22Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
23But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
24Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
25For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
26For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
27For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
28Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. – Matthew 16